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Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 14 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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Half-hour stories with many themes, including; horror, twists, black-magic, sci.-fi. .... Introduced by a puppet called "The Crypt Keeper". A cross between "The Twilight Zone" and modern horror movies. Not suitable for the very young or squeamish. Written by Rob Hartill

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Two Scary! (Season Two USA DVD) See more »


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(92 episodes) (40 min (1 episode)

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According to John Kassir, in the first season, he had to do his lines slowly because the show's production didn't have a big enough budget for the Cryptkeeper's mouth to move more quickly. Fans have often noted that the fact that the Cryptkeeper was speaking slowly and more discreetly in the first season, as opposed to his more hyper and energetic style of speech in the six seasons that followed, made him sound a bit more sinister and foreboding. See more »

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Crypt Keeper: [after cutting someone's ear off with a pair of scissors] Shave and a haircut, two bits!
[laughs hysterically]
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Featured in Tales from the Crypt: Stars of Season 4 (2006) See more »

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Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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Television's all time greatest horror series
31 October 1999 | by (a house with a secret passageway leading to a bunch of tombs) – See all my reviews

Not only was every episode meticulously crafted into thirty minutes of ironic terror, but the forces behind it always remained credible enough to deliver star-studded episodes. Jon Kassir's Crypt Keeper remains one of the more sacred pop culture figures of recent years (when's the last time you saw someone trashing the Keeper? He's an icon for chrissakes), and while some of the stories may not have been on caliber with others (most of the "England" episodes never touched the Demi Moore/"if I can't have you, no one will" one), in the end, when the smoke had cleared and the show was over, you looked at it with a refreshing zing, as if you had embraced being had.

Bringing back the EC stories wasn't a simple task. Speilberg tried it with "Amazing Stories" and gave up after two long years. The "Vault Of Horror" got a limited run in 94, but failed. But Tales always stuck around, on its own terms, and gave up swinging.

NP: The Bobcat Goldthwait episode: only animated Tales ever: takeoff...Three Little Pigs


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